Guillemont Road Cemetery, France - Funeral Service
On Wednesday 17th April 2019 a burial service was held for an Unknown soldier of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) Guillemont Road Cemetery at 11.00h.
His body was recovered by CWGC staff in 2018 near Ginchy, on the Somme. Although artefacts indicate that he was serving with the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), it has not been possible to identify him despite extensive research by the UK’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre.
CWGC will install a headstone on his grave commemorating him as a soldier of the Sherwood Foresters ‘Known unto God’, and care for his grave in perpetuity.
The service was attended by British Defence Staff, Regimental representatives, CWGC staff and local dignitaries.